This Day in History: 2022-04-26

April 26
1936: “Lost” by Guy Lombardo tops the Billboard chart.

1938: Jack Bailey is born in Peterborough, Ontario.

1951: Billy Newton-Davis of The Nylons fame is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

1951: Reign Ghost‘s Bob Bryden is born in Ottawa.

1969: The Guess Who release their WHEATFIELD SOUL album in the US.

1977: Ralph Carlson releases what would become his biggest selling album, DON’S BARBER SHOP.

1979: It’s night two at The Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland for Max Webster and Rush.

1979: Harold Macintyre is in Brampton, Ontario for a show at The Royal Oak Room.

1980: Anne Murray appears on the cover of Today Magazine.

1986: Platinum Blonde see “Somebody Somewhere” peak at #82 on Billboard’s chart for the second straight week. It’s the only time the band ever makes Billboard.

1986: Anne Murray tops Billboard’s country chart with “Now & Forever.”

1996: Cowboy Junkies peak at #75 on Billboard’s chart with “A Common Disaster.”

2005: Steppenwolf release the self explanatory LIVE IN LOUISVILLE CD.

2005: Joni Mitchell releases her SONGS OF A PRAIRIE GIRL album.

2007: Sheepdogs release their debut album, TRYING TO GROW.

2010: Kim Mitchell is in Buffalo, NY for a show at The Tralf.

2013: Sweeney Todd and Doucette are both in Brandon, Manitoba for a show at Trails West Inn.

2014: The Dead South release their sophomore album, GOOD COMPANY while playing to a sold out crowd at The Owl in Regina.

2014: Trews are in Toronto for a show at the Danforth Music Hall.

2016: Philip Kives, the man behind K-Tel and Canada’s answer to Ron Popeil, dies peacefully at the age of 87.

2017: Scalefighter release their new single, “Womb To Womb.”

2019: Danko Jones releases his new album, A ROCK SUPREME.